November 25, 2020
Professor Lilla Balint published a new article, "Rhythm, Form, Critique: Kathrin Röggla's wir schlafen nicht (2004)" in German Studies Quarterly. The article explores narrative motion in Röggla's experimental documentary novel and the (im)possibility of narrative action under conditions of stasis.
November 13, 2020
On November 13, Professor Niklaus Largier gave the annual Cassirer Lecture at Yale. His talk, "Forms of Perception, Figures of Production: Cassirer, Warburg, Auerbach," was sponsored by the Yale departments of Comparative Literature and Germanic Languages and Literatures.
July 29, 2020
Graduate student Jonas Teupert received UC Berkeley's Teaching Effectiveness Award for his essay 'Collaborative Learning in Times of Remote Instruction.' The award recognizes a small number of outstanding GSIs who have identified a particular teaching problem or issue in their own classes and have developed, implemented, and assessed an appropriate and effective response to the problem or issue. Congratulations Jonas!
April 8, 2020
Graduate students Adam Nunes, Kumars Salehi, and Jonas Teupert have received the 2020 of the Outstanding GSI Award. Each year the Graduate Division honors GSIs each year for their outstanding work in teaching. Adam, Kumars, and Jonas have shown dedication, skill and creativity in their teaching. Congratulations Adam, Kumars, and Jonas!
UC Berkeley’s 28th Annual German Department Graduate Conference, “Schul(d)en: Guilt, Debt, Education,” was organized by graduate students Andrew Blough, Vera Feinberg, Sarah Harris, and Adam Nunes
February 23, 2020
Graduate Student, Jon Cho-Polizzi, presented his work at “Migration in a Global World” the DAAD International South School at CEDA in Porto Alegre, Brazil
February 18, 2020
Graduate student, Jonas Teupert, presented his paper “Improvising ‘Kanak Sprak:’ Feridun Zaimoglu’s Community of Dissonant Voices” at 2019 German Studies Association annual conference
February 15, 2020
Professor Niklaus Largier convened international workshop, “Media, Legends, Mysticism” with participants from UC Berkeley, Zurich, Princeton, & Stanford
February 13, 2020
Professor Deniz Göktürk published a book on German film history: The German Cinema Book, co-edited with Tim Bergfelder, Erica Carter, & Claudia Sandberg
February 4, 2020
This comprehensively revised, updated and significantly extended edition introduces German film history from its beginnings to the present day, covering key periods and movements including early and silent cinema, Weimar cinema, Nazi cinema, the New German Cinema, the Berlin School, the cinema of migration, and moving images in the digital era. Contributions by leading international scholars are grouped into sections that focus on genre; stars; authorship; film production, distribution and exhibition; theory and politics, including women's and queer cinema; and transnational connections. Spotlight articles within each section offer key case studies, including of individual films that illuminate larger histories (Heimat, Downfall, The…
November 16, 2019
The Berkeley German Department is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 28th Annual Berkeley German Studies Conference. Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2019.